The text is too bright, I added it to the picture as white it needs to be a tad darker…the bit went through the material on part of the text and top of the head. I noticed a tiny bit of play on the Z-Axis pulley as this cut which probably is the reason for the diagonal lines.
Using a 0.5mm radius tapered ball nose in 1 pass
45 Plunge rate
4.5 x 6.5 total cut area
7:16 to cut.
The two I’ve done were created entirely in Aspire (minus the text I added to the Yoda pic, which was done with MS Paint ). I will probably buy PicEngrave Pro and give that a shot, just to see how it works. Aspire works great, but I am always looking for other options.
The 5" x 7" of Yoda was a 760k G-Code file, and I used a nightly build of Universal G-Code Sender to send to the X-Carve.
I found a post on CNCZone that recommended scrubbing the cut side with soap and water with a nylon brush then a shot of clear lacquer…I will try the soap and brush on the giraffe to see if there is a difference…Yoda is too fragile to scrub with a brush…I’ll have to cut it again leaving a little more material and try again.
Cut it again, trying to get rid of the diagonal lines…I bumped up the z-axis current, this improved the cut, but did not get rid of the lines completely. A further increase of power caused a stall so backed off. At a loss at this point…any ideas?
Hmmm. Depth of cut? Backlash? I’m looking forward to seeing what you find out. Even with those lines though, that’s a kick-■■■ lith. As soon as my kids and wife see it I know what they’re going to want me to do, which means I’m going to have to learn how to do the grayscale layering magic…